In Obesity, Prebiotics Put the Complex in Carbohydrates

Guest BloggerClinical Corner, Market Trends

Obesity and its prime bedfellows (diabetes and heart disease) are epidemic. Obviously a calorie is not always just a calorie. In recent decades, science has been moving fast to discover links to microbes. Enough evidence now shows that the microbiota is different in obese and normal weight people though the details are hazy. Alert the media! Prebiotics or indigestible complex … Read More

Probiotics Resource Center at SupplySide West 2017

Guest BloggerIPA News, Market Trends

 September 25-29, 2017 • Expo Hall September 27 & 28 Mandalay Bay, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV PROBIOTICS RESOURCE CENTER The Probiotics Resource Center, organized in association with the International Probiotics Association (IPA) and sponsored by Nutrasource Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Services , offers SupplySide West attendees a high-profile location to learn about key issues in the probiotics … Read More

Preventing Eczema by Changing Your Microbes

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There may not be an “x” in eczema, but extreme itching and inflammation spell out this painful disease most common in infants and children. Quick review: Eczema is an allergic response to foreign substances, often food; it falls under the medical umbrella of atopic dermatitis, along with asthma. Prevalence of allergic responses is rising globally. Enter the microbiome, which when … Read More

George Paraskevakos on Future of Probiotic Industry

Guest BloggerIPA News, Market Trends

In a Nutrasource blog, IPA’s Executive Director George Paraskevakos offered insight into the commerce and science of probiotics. The Future of Probiotics from the International Probiotics Association is a provocative Q&A covering many key issues facing the arena today. Nutrasource is partnering with IPA on the Probiotics Resource Center at SupplySide West 2017. George Paraskevakos: “We had two themes in mind when … Read More

Microbes Impact Brain Development in Infants

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If you’re already plotting your baby’s admission into Harvard, don’t neglect her microbes. Gut microbiota may be your child’s best teacher. A little background: 100 trillion microbes share your body. Their move-in date is now thought to have begun when you were under construction in the womb. During and after birth and with those first months of rich nutrition, the … Read More

Dry Eyes Syndrome: Could Probiotics be One Solution?

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dry eyes syndrome

As we age, tears fall less often. Do we become world-weary, jaded? Perhaps, but the most common reason actually has a name in the medical lexicon: Dry Eyes Syndrome (DES). Modern life can cause dry eyes: airplanes, air conditioners and computer screens are big culprits. Yet several groups are more likely to feel the discomfort of DES: People over 50 … Read More

Microbes of Female Astronauts Figure in Space Travel

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Since the first human soared into space in 1961, more than 500 others have followed. Only the healthiest of humans pass the mental and physical bars to become astronauts. Observing an astronaut arrive back on earth—most often carried on a gurney because of the effects of prolonged weightlessness—is to witness a small slice of the stresses faced: zero gravity, isolation, … Read More

Probiotics: Nothing to Sneeze at for Summer Colds

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Summer colds ride in on the baggage of the season: packed flights, aggressive air conditioning, outdoor air pollution, and even the sleep we miss because nighttime sunshine is too sweet to miss. Luckily, because fruits and vegetables taste so good this time of year, we revel in more phytochemicals than the rest of the year. Probiotics should be part of that menu. Research suggests that … Read More

Walnuts Change Gut Bacteria, Adding to a Stellar Resume

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When it comes to playing favorites, nutritionists are not shy about their love for walnuts. All tree nuts– including cashews, pecans, pistachios and others—are packed with healthful benefits yet walnuts boast the most impressive stats. Walnuts contain: L-arginine, a heart healthy amino acid Copious amounts of omega-3 fats which are anti-inflammatory Liberal amounts of copper, manganese, molybdenum, and biotin Powerful antioxidants which … Read More